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Hot Oven-Roasted Chicken

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (2 1/2- to 3-pound) whole chicken

How to Make It

  1. Stir together first 5 ingredients.

  2. Place chicken in a shallow dish or heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; pour oil mixture over chicken. Cover or seal, and chill 8 hours.

  3. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade. Tuck wings under, and tie legs together with string, if desired. Place chicken, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.

  4. Bake at 450° for 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into chicken thigh registers 180°.